The Plone Foundation Welcomes Seven New Members
Mauro Amico, Talya Beyers, Jan Buruck, Karel Calitz, André Clímaco Pereira Barbosa, Joao Henrique Gouveia and Martin Peeters join the Plone Foundation

The Plone Foundation welcomes seven new members after confirmation by the Foundation's Board of Directors on August 31, 2023.

Membership in the Foundation is conferred for significant and enduring contributions to the Plone project and community. The Plone Foundation Membership Committee recommended each applicant for their ongoing contributions to Plone.

Mauro Amico

Mauro began working with Plone and Zope in 2004, and he has attended many Plone Conferences, World Plone Day and sprints. He first served at the University of Bologna (Italy) where he managed numerous websites that received about 60 million visits each years. He is the main author of several Plone addons and he has contributed to several Zope, Plone and Collective packages.

Mauro works at RedTurtle in Ferrara, Italy.

Talya Beyers

Talya is a marketer and a content specialist, promoting Plone and its unique selling points, including authoring blogs posts and social media content that focus on Plone. She co-presented talks during World Plone Day and at the Plone Conference 2022 and she served on the Plone marketing team.

Talya lives in South Africa.

Jan Buruck

Jan started working with Plone in 2008 at University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus in Dresden where he implemented a lot of websites and web applications using Plone. He contributed to Plone related packages currently on Plone Classic UI, and he has been very active on the Plone community forum, helping other Plone users, developers, and newcomers. Jan has participated in multiple World Plone Days in Munich and the Plone Tagung.

Jan works at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus in Dresden, Germany.

Karel Calitz

Karel is an experienced web designer and front-end developer who has been working with Plone since 2006. He works at Juizi, a South African company that exclusively focuses on Plone. Alongside his colleague Talya, he has given talks during World Plone Days and at the Plone Conference in Namur in 2022.

Karel works at Juizi, South Africa.

André Clímaco Pereira Barbosa

André, who has been a dedicated Plone developer since 2005, is currently employed by the Brazilian Electoral Justice (Justiça Eleitoral). There, he oversees the maintenance of one of Brazil's largest Plone implementations, which includes 29 public-facing websites as well as numerous internal systems. Being a member of the PloneGov-BR community since its inception in 2009, André has not only attended but also actively participated in regional Plone events such as World Plone Day, Plone Symposium South America, and both editions of the Cerrado Sprint. André has made significant contributions to the localization of Plone, translating it into Brazilian Portuguese, and has also contributed to the collective.elasticsearch project.

André is based in Brasília, Brazil, where he continues his work with the Brazilian Electoral Justice.

Joao Henrique Gouveia

Since 2011, Gouveia has been an integral member of the PloneGov-BR community, contributing significantly to the planning and execution of numerous events. Notably, he played a key role in organizing the Plone Symposium South America in 2012 and the Plone Conference Brasilia in 2013. Beyond event coordination, Gouveia has spearheaded several impactful Plone projects. Among these are the development of a revamped portal for Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (Ministério da Agricultura), as well as the creation of the first-ever transactional system for internal operations within the Brazilian Federal Senate (Senado Federal).

Currently, Gouveia is employed with Interlegis/Senado Federal and is based in Brasília, Brazil.

Martin Peeters

Martin has been working on Plone projects since 2010, promoting open source solutions using Plone to public services and companies in Europe. He attended almost every Plone Conference since 2010, participated in several sprints and co-organized the Plone Conference 2022 in Namur. He serves on the Plone Foundation Board, is an active member of the Marketing and Conference teams, and has contributed to many Plone related packages.

Martin is CEO & CTO of Affinitic in Nivelles, Belgium.

About Plone Foundation

The Plone Foundation encourages applications from long time contributors to the Plone project and community. Learn more about the Foundation membership and the application process.